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Windows 7: PC freezes while Gaming

01 Nov 2012   #1
DestroyRX

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
PC freezes while Gaming

Hi,

Recently, I built my own PC (specs below). It booted up fine and I installed all the necessary drivers. Then I installed my games getting excited for some decent fps. I began to play Need for Speed : Most Wanted 2012 but not even 2 minutes into the game, it froze, completely. I hit reset, and tried again... same thing, no BSoD, just a full-on freeze, cant move mouse, anything. At first i thought it was overheating, Speccy seems to disagree. CPU is 24C idle and 40C after 1 hour of Prime95, GPU is at 35C idle and at max 52C after 30mins of MSI Kombustor.

I also found this strange... I could run Prime95 and MSI Kombuster perfectly fine but i cant play a game that literally takes half the resources 0_o

I also took out the 8800GTS (used for PhysX) for the sake of the Power Supply but to no avail.

As temps aren't a problem I'm a bit confused on what's going on. Any Ideas?

Specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
CPU: AMD FX-4170 @ 4.2GHZ (Stock) wtih Hyper 212+ EVO Cooler with 2x 120mm fans
GPU: ASUS GTS 450 (Stock)
GPU #2: Gigabyte 8800 GTS (for PhysX)
RAM: 8G (4x2) G.Skill HyperX @ 1866 mHz (Stock)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Bronze 500W Power Supply
SSD: OCZ Octane 256 GB
CDD: Samsung OEM Blu-Ray Disk Drive
4 120mm LED Case Fans
Thermaltake Commander Ms-II Mid-Tower ATX Case

Daniel


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01 Nov 2012   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hello DestroyRX,

As it is a new build, I may suggest you to contract the vendor at first. Coz there are some hardware tests which may cause violation of warranty.

Ask the vendor to check the Graphics card, the PSU and the cooling system.

Then let us know the situation.
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03 Nov 2012   #3
DestroyRX

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Turns out it was faulty RAM. Got it replaced, playing for 3 hours straight and no problems.
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03 Nov 2012   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Well done! We should take the full benefit of the warranty
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